Wheaton Metrorail Station

Wheaton Metrorail Station

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Address

11171 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

Location

  • The site is at the Intersection of Reedie Drive, Veirs Mill Road, and Georgia Avenue, in the Wheaton Central Business District
  • The Metro property on the west side of Georgia Avenue is approximately 215,492 square feet or 4.94 acres +/-
  • Metro Bus Bays - 11 parcels comprising approximately 132,083 square feet (3.03 acres +/-)
  • Metro Parking Garage - approximately 83, 409 square feet or 1.91 acres +/-
  • On the east side of Georgia Avenue (eastern entrance to the Metrorail station not included in the available land described above) the property is currently developed with a mixture of garden style affordable housing units being leased by the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission, market rate rental housing being leased by the Bozzuto Company, and in-line retail units fronting on Georgia Avenue also being leased by the Bozzuto Company. HOC, as part of its project, constructed underground parking and an entrance to the Wheaton Metrorail station for Metro patrons.
  • 24 minutes to Metro Center


Wheaton Metrorail Station

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Project

  • On the west side of the Georgia Avenue, Metro, Montgomery County, and the Maryland Department of Transportation have collaborated to promote transit-oriented development and to revitalize downtown Wheaton. Metro and Montgomery County issued a joint solicitation (RFQ) to partner with a developer for the Metro site and adjacent County property. In late July, 2010, the B.F. Saul Company was selected as the developer. In the fall of 2010, the Saul Company, in conjunction with the County, Metro and other stakeholders began a planning process to create a plan for the publicly owned properties and any land the Company controls. A draft conceptual plan is expected to be ready by mid 2011. While the Saul Company will only redevelop these properties, adjoining property owners and businesses will be important stakeholder participants, as will the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission as it finalizes a new sector plan for Wheaton. The Wheaton Metrorail station is currently a major transit center with over 900 bus trips, 5,000 bus boardings and 4,500 rail boardings on an average weekday. Metro guidelines require that displaced bus bays be replaced either on site or in a proximate location agreeable to Metro.
  • Wheaton has several strengths:
    • Strategic location, with three state highways, a Metrorail station, and close proximity to the Capital Beltway
    • An eclectic mix of niche restaurants and small businesses
    • A major shopping mall (Westfield) including stores such as Macy’s, JCPenney, and Target
    • The lowest commercial vacancy rates in Montgomery County B approximately 4%


Metro Contact

Gary Malasky
Office of Station Area Planning and Asset Management
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Direct (202) 962-1504
gmalasky@wmata.com

Municipal

Rob Klein
Manager, Development Programs
Office of Planning & Development
Dept. of General Services
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, Room 907
Rockville, Maryland 20850
240-777-6016, 240-848-4851 Mobile, 240-777-6030 Fax
rob.klein@montgomerycountymd.gov

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